Accommodation options for attendees

Special rates have been negotiated for conference delegates at the following hotels. To book your accommodation select your preference during at the same time as registering for the Conference.

Hyatt Hotel Canberra (conference venue)

Restored to its former 1920s glory and featuring Art Deco design elements, Park Hyatt Canberra (the conference venue) is a 10-minute walk from the National Library and a 15-minute walk from the National Gallery of Australia. Lake Burley Griffin and the invigorating 5km “bridge to bridge” walking trail around the lake is right by the hotel.

The spacious rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, minifridges, and tea and coffee-making facilities, plus marble bathrooms and sitting areas. Upgraded rooms have espresso machines. Some include balconies. Suites come with separate sitting areas and/or kitchenettes. Room service is available.

There’s also a fitness centre, an indoor pool, a tennis court and a spa.

Indulge in the famous afternoon tea buffet (Friday to Sunday only) with an array of savouries, finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones, jam and cream, and a selection of tempting cakes and slices. The afternoon tea buffet in the heritage listed Tea Lounge is an established tradition at Hyatt Hotel Canberra – A Park Hyatt Hotel.

Room Rate: $260 per night (room only)

University House at Australian National University



Set within a leafy enclave, University House at ANU offers guests a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, but a short walk to the CBD and major institutions. Once the exclusive home to students and academics, the hotel provides guests with a warm, intimate atmosphere and the utmost in personal attention.

Room Rates as follows:

Single Room (room only): $145 per night

Twin Room (single occupancy), include daily breakfast: $165 per night

Twin Room (2 guests), include daily breakfast: $185 per night

To book, contact University House directly on 02 6125 5275, and request the “NATIONAL SOILS” rate.

For more information, click the link to view the HOTEL WEBSITE

Hotel Kurrajong Canberra





The hotel is an easy 20 minute walk across leafy parklands to Hyatt Canberra, the conference venue. Hotel Kurrajong Canberra originally opened in 1926; a time when personal style was celebrated. And so it is again. The hotel has been refurbished to its original grandeur, with 21st century comforts carefully incorporated.

Room Rates as follows:

King Room: $229 per night (room only)

Twin Room: $229 per night (room only)

Parking is available for $15 per night.

Be sure to keep an eye on sites such as for short-term special rates.

Other options below – note that they are not walking distance from the venue, so own transport may be required.

Australian Institute of Sports (includes meals), Leverrier Crescent, Bruce

Ibis Budget Hotel, Watson, 15 Tay Street, Watson

Ibis Styles Eaglehawk,  1222 Federal Highway

Canberra City YHA, 7 Akuna Street, Canberra

Dixon Central, 4-14 Woolley St Dickson ACT